Dr. Merick S Kirshner MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Merick Kirshner is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Kirshner accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and one of 6 at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Penn State University
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1995

Penn State University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1995 - 1997

Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Six-month angiographic evaluation of beating-heart coronary arterial graft interrupted anastomoses using the coalescent U-CLIP anastomotic device: a prospective clinical study.
Caskey, M.P., Kirshner, M.S., Alderman, E.L., Hunsley, S.L., Daniel, M.A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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